GlobeCast, PanAmSat, Scientific Atlanta Offer HDTV Sat Distribution
September 10, 2004
Amsterdam-- GlobeCast, PanAmSat, and Scientific Atlanta have joined forces to offer a turnkey high definition television (HDTV) satellite distribution platform on the Galaxy 13 North American spacecraft. The service will allow programmers to beam HDTV signals via satellite to cable and broadcast affiliates for live or pre-scheduled events such as sports, concerts, or PPV, as well as full-time HDTV channels.
GlobeCast will manage end-to-end HDTV transmissions and connect customers from its digital media teleport in Los Angeles, using Scientific-Atlanta's PowerVu HD encoding and digital content distribution system and PanAmSat’s Galaxy 13 satellite.
Established cable networks and start-up channels can tap the program delivery platform as well as a variety of associated GlobeCast services, including master control, playout, ad and live feed insertion, remote video production, studio, and post-production services. The service is ideal for delivery of live or pre-scheduled HD events on a part-time or occasional basis.